Author: Rachel Sibley

Film Review: In the Heart of the Sea (USA, 2015)

December 7, 2015

In the Heart of the Sea is exactly as it sounds – a film centred on the perils for seamen and sea creatures alike. Directed by award-winning director Ron Howard, the film is historically based on the whaling ship Essex and how real-life author Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) became inspired to write the classic Moby […]

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Film Review: He Named Me Malala (USA, 2015)

November 9, 2015

If you know anything about Malala Yousafzai, you would know that her story is not necessarily one of happiness, but one of suffering, struggle, but most of all inspiration. It is the powerful character and true story of this now 18-year-old girl that dominates the character-driven documentary He Named Me Malala. The documentary is directed by […]

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Sydney Underground Film Festival: Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites (Australia/Indonesia, 2015)

September 17, 2015

Directed by music video and commercials director Platon Theodoris, Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites is a bizarre mix of comedy, drama, road movie and magical realism. Theodoris was inspired by a regular drop-in meditation class at a Buddhist Centre, an obsessive-collective partner Fritjof Capra’s book The Tao of Physics and his intense provocateur father. Made […]

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Interview: Dylan Parker of The Paper Pilots from Australian film Paper Planes

June 24, 2015

In light of the release of Australian film Paper Planes on DVD and Blu-Ray, Rachel Sibley spoke to Dylan Parker of the Paper Pilots about their job, their role in the film, and the art of perfecting the paper plane. How did you each get into Paper Plane throwing? I threw paper planes as a young boy after Mum […]

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DVD Review: Song One (M, USA, 2014)

May 27, 2015

Sometimes films transform you, sometimes they inspire you, and sometimes they do neither. Song One is one of those films that don’t really do either but remains a very pleasant story to watch. Directed by Kate Barker-Froyland, the film stars Anne Hathaway as Franny Ellis, an anthropology student studying in Morocco when she is called […]

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